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EU settlement scheme: How will it work? – send us your views

12 October 2018

The Joint Committee on Human Rights seeks evidence on whether the Government’s proposals on how the EU settlement scheme will work, secures the human rights of EU citizens, particularly in respect of unjustified detention and deportation, and protects their right to private and family life.

3.8 million European Union citizens living in the UK

As part of JCHR’s inquiry into immigration detention, it seeks further evidence on whether the Government’s proposals, outlined in the policy paper, EU Settlement Scheme: statement of intent, provide EU citizens with adequate protection against detention and deportation.

There are approximately 3.8 million European Union citizens living in the UK. Many of these individuals will need to apply for leave under the EU Settlement Scheme if they want to continue to live and work in the UK post Brexit.

Send us your views

Stakeholders have previously raised concerns about the adequacy of current protections for EU nationals in light of the increasing number of EU nationals being detained and deported from the UK in recent years.

JCHR seeks evidence on:

  • Whether EU nationals are currently given the protections against detention and deportation that they are entitled to?
  • How the UK’s immigration detention policy will affect EU nationals post Brexit and whether the Government’s proposals, outlined in the policy paper, EU Settlement Scheme: statement of intent, offer EU citizens adequate protection against detention and deportation?
  • Given the deficiencies in the handling of the Windrush generation, does the Home Office have the ability, capacity and resources to ensure that EU nationals will be able to evidence their settled status without problems?

The Joint Committee on Human Rights invites submissions of no more than 1,500 words from interested groups and individuals.

The deadline for submissions is 5 November 2018. Please use the written submission form.

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